Juniperus virginiana ‘Taylor’

(Taylor Juniper)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Taylor’ is an upright narrow columnar eastern red cedar that typically grows to 15-20′ tall but to only 3-4′ feet wide. Silvery blue-green foliage is attractive throughout the growing season. Foliage may take on some bronze tones in winter. ‘Taylor’ was reportedly discovered in Taylor, Nebraska as a chance seedling and was released in 1992 to the nursery trade by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Release information does not list a sex for this cultivar but it is believed to be male.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)


Easily grown in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, from swamps to dry rocky glades. Prefers moist soils but is intolerant of constantly wet soils. It has the best drought resistance of any conifer native to the eastern U.S.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Taylor Juniper

Botanical Name

Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor'


7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


15 to 20 ft.


3 to 4'

Soil Condition

Well-drained to dry

Water Needs




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color

Bronze tones in cold weather

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